Phoenix police still looking for 2nd attempted robbery suspect

Jul 20, 2020, 10:30 AM
(Pixabay Photo)...
(Pixabay Photo)
(Pixabay Photo)

The police already have a head start on solving this crime. Your tips may be just what they need to wrap it up.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Derek Elmore said, “We have two suspects. One of the suspects, who was eventually arrested, is Kenneth Palmer.”

The crime happened at Discount Tobacco Smoke Shop at 32nd and Roosevelt streets on Jan. 7, 2014, just after 6:30 p.m.

The owner and two of his friends were inside the store when two armed men burst through the doors. One of the men, Palmer, was wearing a bandanna over his face and carrying a sawed-off shotgun. A fight broke out.

“Kenneth Palmer actually discharged the shotgun, striking one of the owner’s friends,” Elmore said.

“The owner then overpowered Palmer, grabbed the shotgun, gained control of it and gained control of Palmer. He was able to hold him until police arrived.”

The other robber, whose face can be seen clearly in surveillance pictures, took off with stolen property and money.

Palmer isn’t giving-up any information about his accomplice, so investigators need your help finding him.

This article originally appeared Jan. 19, 2015.

Silent Witness

(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Police searching for suspects in 2016 Phoenix nightclub robbery

Phoenix police are searching for six men who allegedly robbed the popular El Capri Nightclub near 21st and Van Buren streets in 2016.
3 days ago
(Unsplash Photo)...
Jayme West

Police looking for clues after overdosed woman dumped in Phoenix lot in 2016

Phoenix police are looking for clues in the case of a young woman who was overdosing and dumped in an empty lot next to a convenience store in 2016.
10 days ago
Maureen Brown. (Silent Witness Photo)...
Jayme West

Police searching for leads in Scottsdale hit-and-run driver case

Police are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run case in Scottsdale that cost a Valley woman a year of her life in recovery.
17 days ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Phoenix police looking for clues in man’s 2006 murder

Phoenix police are hoping someone knows about a pair of men who are suspected of killing another man in an alley in 2006.
24 days ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Jayme West

Police searching for clues in Phoenix woman’s brutal 2010 murder

Police are hoping someone has information on the brutal January 2010 murder of a Phoenix woman. Her body was found in a church parking lot.
1 month ago
(Goodyear Police Department Photo)...

Goodyear police seek suspect in fatal hit-and-run with pedestrian

The Goodyear Police Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday night.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles


What you need to know about spine health

With 540 million people suffering from lower back pain, it remains the leading cause of long-term disability. That’s why World Spine Day on Oct. 16 will raise awareness about spinal health with its theme, BACK2BACK. “BACK2BACK will focus on highlighting ways in which people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading […]
Chris Kennedy

My Special Aflac Duck® taking flight in Arizona

For more than 65 years, Aflac has had the extraordinary opportunity and privilege to help provide peace of mind to individuals who have our supplemental insurance policies.

More stroke patients eligible for acute treatment, thanks to research

Historically, patients underwent acute stroke treatments according to strict time guidelines. But thanks to recent advancements in stroke research, more patients are becoming candidates for clot-busting drugs and endovascular therapy at specialized centers like Barrow Neurological Institute.
Phoenix police still looking for 2nd attempted robbery suspect